Former Team USA Coach Jurgen Klinsmann Leaves Hertha Berlin

Jurgen Klinsmann during his time as USMNT coach in 2016. Photo by John Dorton/ISI/REX/Shutterstock

After taking over at Hertha Berlin just two months ago, former Team USA and Bayern Munich head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has decided to step down from his position as manager of Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin.

Klinsmann leaves the German capital side after only 10 matches as the team’s head coach.

The 55-year-old Germany native took over the team in late November as Hertha sat in the relegation playoff position in the Bundesliga standings. He has steadied the ship for the team, putting them 6 points clear of the drop zone and in 14th place in the league.

However, after seeing that he did not quite see eye to eye with the team’s front office in terms of their “trust” in him.

Klinsmann shared in a statement that, “As head coach, however, I also need the trust of the people involved for this task, which has not yet been completed. Unity, cohesion and focus on the essential are the most important elements, especially in the relegation battle.”

Due to his lack of confidence in the team’s front office’s vision, Klinsmann has decided to leave the team, thrusting his former assistant Alexander Nouri into an unexpected role as the team’s head coach.

Hertha Berlin will face Paderborn in Bundesliga action this weekend.